The thought provoking exhibit features 90 anti-war cartoons from around the world and highlights Gateway’s ongoing commitment to being a regional resource for peace studies and nonviolent conflict resolution. The cartoons will include the Grand Prix winner, chosen from more than 500 professional submissions from around the world by 235 artists from 44 states.
International Anti-War Cartoon Exhibit Dec. 4 to Jan. 17 New Haven
Gateway Community College (GCC) and the City of New Haven Peace Commission, in collaboration with the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities and the city of New Haven, will host the International Anti-War Cartoon Exhibit Dec. 4-Jan. 17 in an exclusive exhibit at the NewAlliance Art Gallery at Gateway Community College with an opening reception at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 with opening remarks by New Haven Mayor, Toni Harp.
The prize is awarded by the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities, an organization of global cities, designated as Peace Messengers by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1985. New Haven was one of the original designees and is a founding member of the organization. For the past 13 years, New Haven has filled the position of International President.
“Five hundred thirty three artists responded to the call for submissions to the acclaimed International Exhibit of Anti-War Cartoons from all over the world, using the medium of this art form, the cartoon, to express their opposition to violence and war, in the long tradition of artists using their talents for peace,” said Alfred L. Marder, chairman of the City of New Haven Peace Commission and president of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities. “We are especially pleased to return to the gallery at Gateway Community College with this exhibit.”
The City of New Haven Peace Commission was established in 1988. The proposal grew from movements in the 1970’s for a nuclear weapons freeze and against apartheid in South Africa. The Peace Commission has served as a valuable expression of the desires of the people of New Haven for a peaceful, just and livable city. Peace Commissioners are committed volunteers proposed by the Mayor and appointed by the Board of Alders. Meetings held the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall are open to the public.”